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Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Considers Virginia Healthcare Marketplace and Minimum Wage Increases

On January 15, the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee met for its first hearing of the 2018 General Assembly Session. The Committee, under the leadership of Chairman Frank Wagner, examined 11 pieces of legislation. These bills dealt with a wide range of proposals including the creation of a Virginia Healthcare Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, a revision of rights of entry procedure with regard to natural gas pipeline surveys, an increase of the state minimum wage, legislation to amend current regulations of Virginia’s electricity providers, and legislation to award compensation to certain public intervenors for their work during State Corporate Commission proceedings.

For a complete listing of Monday’s bills under consideration by the Senate and Commerce and Labor Committee, please click here. VACo will continue to closely monitor proceedings in the Committee and advocate on behalf of Virginia’s Counties.

VACo Contact: Angela Inglett

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